[ubuntu-za] Vista dual boot problem

Marius Kruger amanic at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 15:26:15 BST 2009

2009/7/22 Wikus Cornelius <wikusc at gmail.com>:
> My new question:
> One of the computers on our network runs Vista and I tried to install
> and dual boot Ubuntu Jaunty on it, but after the installation, when I
> select Vista from the boot screen the PC reboots. I have read on the web
> that Vista is one of the few operating system that writes file
> allocation information into the master boot record (I have no way to
> confirm this) and that this could cause problems with a dual boot. So is
> decides to reinstall Vista and Jaunty, each on its own hard drive in an
> attempt not to override the Vista MBR. The PC still reboots when I
> select Vista, but when I switch the boot order of the HDs in the BIOS
> Vista boots fine. I have googled it and although I could not really get
> a solution, it seems like a lot of people have similar problems. Is
> there anyone who can help me with this?  I have not changed the default
> GRUB settings made by the installer.

I have heard that http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ is your friend in
this situation

I tried to find more links to support that:

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